13 There are lots of different types of houses that people live in. Needs of Living ThingsThere are lots of different types of houses that people live in.There are also lots of different homes for animals. Lets take a look at the homes for the animals in our book.
14 A koala lives in a eucalypt (gum) tree. Needs of Living ThingsA koala lives in a eucalypt (gum) tree.
15 Needs of Living ThingsWhile this doesn’t provide much protection from the wind and rain, it does keep the koala safe from predators like dingo’s and foxes.
16 Needs of Living ThingsA bandicoot lives in a burrow underground. This provides a warm, dry place to sleep and keeps it safe from predators.
17 A rainbow lorikeet nests in tree hollows. Needs of Living ThingsA rainbow lorikeet nests in tree hollows.
18 Needs of Living ThingsThese provide a warm dry nest and the small openings protects it from predators at night.
19 Needs of Living ThingsAn echidna can live in a burrow or even a hollow log. It needs shelter from the rain and wind, but it’s sharp quills are all the protections from predators that it needs.
20 Needs of Living ThingsSquirrel Gliders also live in warn dry tree hollows, like this one.
21 Needs of Living ThingsA squirrel glider is nocturnal, which means it’s awake at night, so it requires protection from predators while it sleeps during the daytime.
22 Needs of Living ThingsMost animals need some form of shelter or protection.Can you think of some animals that don’t need shelter?
23 Needs of Living Things BOOKWORK TIME Can you cut out the different types of shelter and match them to each animal? Glue each one to the animal’s page, but be very careful with your glue, you don’t want to stick the pages of your book together.When you have finished that task, you can draw a picture of your home on the back page.